Charitable organisations now have a new system to make donations easy for the public.
The charitable sector has had to adapt to new technologies as the use of cash declines.
As a result, the charity coin box in your local café or store could be on its way out, replaced with these devices that you tap with your card or mobile device.
A tap automatically donates a fixed $2 donation.
The new Point and Tap Donation machines will soon be installed at three locations on the Hibiscus Coast, with funds going to the Lifesavers Foundation, which was set up earlier this year to raise funds for the region’s surf clubs.
The first machines to be rolled out locally will be on the counters of RocKitchen in Orewa, Waiwera Hot Pools and KFC Silverdale.